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Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Tuesday, 26 March 2013. Posted in Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain

Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain, as aptly stated by Gary Allan, in his song of the same name off of his 2013 album, Set You Free. Incidentally, Set You Free shot straight to number one on the Hot 100 Billboard Country Music Chart.

With that said, this article is not as much about the song itself, as it is simply a metaphor, simile, analogy, or even an idiom for the alcoholic and addict to keep in mind.

As addicts and alcoholics, we are particularly sensitive to the issues, problems and challenges of life. During such times, for us, it often feels as if the trouble, issue or situation will never end. That somehow we will disappear into the "abyss" and never emerge, or recover again.

Whether it is addiction to alcohol, drugs, pornography or gambling, or addressing depression, unemployment/financial issues, marital problems, or a host of other issues, it is all surmountable if you stay sober through it all.

The fact of the matter is that the storm will run out of rain. It always does!

Put another way:
The pain will stop;
The dark night will turn into day;
The headache will fade away.

Newly sober individuals, in particular, if you just hold on, you will find that you continually go through a metamorphosis of sorts. What you once couldn't handle, through prayer and trial and error, becomes child's play.

For now, no matter how it feels, just take the next indicated action, as we say in Alcoholics Anonymous, whether it is getting out of bed, taking a shower, tying your shoe, going to a meeting, or reaching out to another alcoholic.

If you or someone that you love is struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, please call us. We can help you.

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About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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